In the US it's all about the "hype" who killed whom, police brutality, etc. In other words, it hasta sell! If it doesn't, you're out!
I agree with you on this. I know it is not just in the US where the idea is 'it has to sell' or grab attention but in the US there does seem to be that extra care given to amplifying stuff, not just news but 'Reality TV'. sports events etc that just make them seem so obviously unreal or scripted. I sometimes get the feeling that in the US, almost everything on TV is scripted to make i more interesting and get a lot more viewers. Shockingly, even news. Turn on an American 24// news channel and you'll get bright colors, over the top presenters and facts [most of the time] told in such a way that make it seem interesting. Perhaps they think Americans generally have a short attention span. I remember I was once watching a political debate and the presenter would show lots of clips, ask questions and then give each participant about 20 seconds to speak before she butted in and started to spruce stuff up a bit. These people had not time to say anything, it almost made you wonder if there was any point in them being there.
So is Gazeta Wyborcza, Polityka, Newsweek(Lisweek), and so are all the TV stations: TVP(public), TVN, Polsat, Superstacja.
Oh I know most media is anti PiS and anti Church in Poland and there are only probably 1 or 2 papers and 1 TV station [that a lot of people do not have access to] that aren't. TVP info occasionally goes against the grain [the TVP news channel] but TVP1 and TVP2, the mainstream public ones that probably get more viewers, are similar to TVN and Polsat.
Without a reason?
Oh I suppose you are going to give the old 'PiS used media for their own gain so now the media has a right to constantly hound them for the past 5 years.' It's rare to see in countries that with the party in power doing so badly and screwing up so much, the mainstream media still concentrates such a large part of it's output on criticizing the opposition, who are not in power and therefore cannot do anything about it.
Sometimes I wonder if it is possibly not see what PO is doing with the media, how it shuts out any media that is against them, and has journalists who might be against them kicked out. Sometimes it's more subtle, sometime more obvious, but in general, people should be noticing it. There are a lot of protests against the attack on pluralism in the media but not enough and even when there are protests against this and against the mainstream media lying, the mainstream media reports them as just some minor gatherings that have little to no meaning. Oh the irony.